Director Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida
Randall Shumaker directs the operations of the Institute for Simulation & Training. Previously Superintendent, Information Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, he brings considerable expertise in human-machine interface and artificial intelligence to the institute and UCF.
His personal research interests include artificial intelligence, biomorphic computing methods, and advanced techniques for software development. As a former Presidential rank Senior Executive, US Voting Member in the NATO IST Panel, and frequent reviewer and advisor for military research programs he has significant insight into military and high consequence civilian applications of technology. He has had significant success in transitioning successful research from academia into government and industry. Shumaker is the author of more than fifty scientific publications and is a frequent speaker on a variety of technical topics. He has served as a reviewer for several professional publications and for federal agencies including DARPA, DDR&E, ONR, NASA, and ARL. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, is a Professional Engineer, and a Commercial Pilot, SEL, MEL, IA.